Development of uTorrent may have been relatively quiet, but big things are coming. BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen has revealed plans to move the client to a web based interface and an improved streaming experience.
uTorrent is generally known as one of the most popular BitTorrent clients available today. However, development on the project was stalled due to problems within BitTorrent Inc’s management team. It would appear that the company has stabilised now, and is preparing to make another push for legitimacy.
Advertising will still play a big part on the revamped uTorrent, which is essentially how the company makes money. Improved streaming will also play a part in the new client; since the company has also been looking into media streaming as an alternative income stream.
The idea is that BitTorrent as a technology is well suited for streaming media. The company has been working with media delivery in this manner for a couple of years now, although it has been an uphill battle to get people to buy into the idea.
Cohen has said that the browser based uTorrent will be rolled out slowly to gain feedback from users. The idea is that the company is looking to be very sensitive to how its users interact with the client, and is looking to ensure that they do not feel like the experience has been destroyed.